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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bernard Christopher “Bernie” Treon (August 13, 2015)

Bernard Christopher “Bernie” Treon, age 52, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:07 AM at West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA. He was born on October 16, 1962 in Greenville, Ohio, to George & Sharon (Goffena) Treon of Versailles, OH, and Alpena, MI.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother and sister in law, Frank & Jenny Treon of Versailles; sister and brother in law, Kim & Terry Murphy of Versailles; nephews and nieces, Don (Ashley) Brocious of Piqua, OH, Michael Treon of Miamisburg, OH, Kelsey Treon of Miamisburg, OH, Thomas Murphy of Versailles, OH, and William Murphy of Versailles, OH; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Herman & Alma Treon; maternal grandparents, Ralph & Isabelle Goffena; and niece Kerri Murphy.

Bernie worked for Daybrook Fisheries in Empire, LA as a cook on the Sea Wolf. He enjoyed cooking, playing pool, spending time with friends and family, and had a great love for children. Many of his friends called him their brother and their children called him uncle. Bernie was a Gentle Giant with a heart of gold.

There will be a memorial gathering held on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 4-7 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. There will be memorial service held on Friday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. David Vincent officiating. There will be a private burial held at the convenience of the family.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 79 in Versailles, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Elvin Hittle (August 15, 2015)

Elvin Hittle, 97, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening, August 15, 2015 at the Union City Care Center in Union City, OH.

A lifelong resident of Darke County, He was born June 9, 1918, son of the late Stanley and Lova (Booker) Hittle. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn (Meehan) Hittle on August 9, 1990; a brother and a sister.

Elvin was a farmer, a realtor in Darke County, worked at DeKalb Seed in Greenville and had several rental properties. He loved to work on bicycles and enjoyed flea markets.

He is survived by his good friend, Janet Feurer, nieces, nephews, cousins, and neighbors.

Services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, August 20 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the Coletown Congregational Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Mary E. Thornhill (August 15, 2015)

Mary E. Thornhill, 91, of Rossburg, passed away Saturday evening, August 15, 2015 at the Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born May 21, 1924 in Darke County, daughter of the late David and Susie (Lehman) Marker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George K. Thornhill, on January 3, 2009; a son, George William Thornhill; and a great granddaughter.

Mary had worked at the former Lambert's in Ansonia. She was a member of the Darke County Steam Threshers and the Tri-State Gas Engine Association of Portland, IN.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane (Gail Dean) Edwards of Ansonia; sons, Larry (Judy) Thornhill, Douglas (Cheryl) Thornhill and Gregory (Roxie) Thornhill all of Rossburg; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 19 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the DAV, Wounded Warriors, or the Rossburg Fire Department.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Scott “Scooter” Mullins (July 19, 2015)

Scott “Scooter” Mullins, age 60 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:20 A.M. Sunday July 19, 2015 at the Heartland Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. Scott was born February 8, 1955 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late William V. and Hazel L. (Deeter) Mullins.

Scott was a professional welder and worked at Fram/Honeywell Corporation of Greenville for 35 years. He was also a member of the Outcasts Motorcycle Club of Dayton and the 12 Step Fellowship Program for 31years.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Scott is survived by his ½ sisters: Kathleen Jones, & Fay Ellen Knott.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday August 18, 2015 at Stelvideo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greemnville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Coleman Wages (August 10, 2015)

Coleman Wages, 85, of New Madison, passed away on Aug. 10, 2015, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, to the late Walden and Viney (Purvis) Wages.

Coleman was a Harrison Township trustee, a union steward at Dana Perfect Circle in Richmond, Indiana. He was also a member of the American Legion in New Madison.

In addition to his parents, Coleman was preceded in death by a sister, Crystal McKee; brother, Paul Wages; sister, Beulah Kincaid; sister-in-law, Ruth Wages; brother-in-law, John Kincaid; and son, Benjamin Wages.

Coleman is survived by son, Doug and Sue Wages; daughter, Angela and George Hunt; daughter-in-law, Lisa Allen; grandchildren, Brian and Ginnie Hunt, Nicole and Josh LeVoi, Shannon and Andy Riley, and Timothy and Beth Wages; great-grandchildren, Riley LeVoi, Lillian Riley, Maren Hunt, Anna LeVoi, Amelia Riley, Audrey LeVoi, Oscar Hunt, Lucy Wages and Alice Hunt; brother, Mark Wages; and sister-in-law, Linnie Wages.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, New Paris, Ohio, with the Rev. Tony Price officiating. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to services also at the church.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to Brethren Retirement Community or the American Legion in New Madison.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to braundpope.com.

Shirley Ann East (August 12, 2015)

Shirley Ann East, age 79, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:50 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 17, 1936 in New Madison, Ohio, to the late Goth B. & Mildred E. (Davis) Townsend.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Cheryl L. & Urban Lanser Jr. of Hamilton, Ohio; son, Rick D. Hittle of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Stephanie (Ben) Leugers; great grandchildren, Elijah, Wyatt and Olivia Leugers; sisters and brother in law, Janet Drew and Joy & Jim Albright both of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard East; brothers, Harold, William, Parl and George Townsend; and sister, Betty Brown.

Shirley was a self-employed beautician for over 20 years at Blue Bonnett Beauty Shop in Greenville and also worked in the office at the Brethren Retirement Community for over 20 years. She was a member of First Congregational Christian Church. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, was a Rosie Red for many years and was a volunteer for several organizations.

There will be a service held on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Paul Douglas Wilson (August 10, 2015)

Paul Douglas Wilson, 63 of Centerville, Ohio passed away on Monday August 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM at Hospice of Dayton. He was born November 20, 1951 in Lebanon, Ohio the son of the late Roy & Evelyn (McMullen) Wilson. He was a broadcaster.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Roy Dale Wilson; sister: Madeleine Sterner.

He is survived by his sons & daughters in law: Chad & Amy Wilson of Arcanum, Jonathon & Ronda Wilson of New Madison; grandchildren: Logan, Luke, & Rylee Wilson, Jonny, Breeanna, & Ashlynn Wilson.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

George A. Shade (August 11, 2015)

George A. Shade, age 73, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 20, 1941 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Carl & Mildred (Young) Shade.

He graduated from Ansonia High School in 1959. He was employed at McCalls and Newsweek Magazine in Dayton prior to opening the Harley Davidson Dealership in Richmond, IN in 1976. He was a life member of Treaty City Motorcycle Club, Harley Owners Group and the White Water Valley Hog Chapter. The loves of his life besides his family were farming and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise A. (Klinger) Shade; son, Greg Shade of Russia; daughter, Kim (Jon) Keller of Arcanum; brothers, Kent Shade of Toledo and Michael (Linda) Shade of South Carolina; sisters, Carol (Roy) Burnett of Rhode Island and Donna (Robert) Herron of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Carl D. Niswonger (August 11, 2015)

Carl D. Niswonger, age 84 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:21 P.M. Tuesday August 11, 2015 in the emergency room of Wayne Healthcare Center. He was born September 20, 1930 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late Basil and Hazel (Seibel) Niswonger.

Carl was retired as a truck driver, lastly with the Yellow Trucking Company of Richmond, Indiana. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Medic with the U.S. Army. Also was a member of the Greenville V.F.W., enjoyed camping and time spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lois (Small) Niswonger; brothers Ray and Kenneth and sister Edith Baker.

Carl is survived by his son and daughter in law Michael & Patricia Niswonger of Versailles; grandchildren Michelle (Jason) Crow and Mathew (Jamie) Niswonger; great grandchildren Jon Crow, Thomas Crow, Caitlyn Crow, Ben Crow, Reese Niswonger and Avery Niswonger as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday August 14, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Jennifer L. (Goeke) Edger (August 10, 2015)

Jennifer L. (Goeke) Edger, 64, of Greenville passed away early Monday morning, August 10, 2015 at her residence.

She was born March 27, 1951, in Greenville, Ohio, a daughter of Rozella (Miller) and the late Robert J. Goeke. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Thomas Goeke and brother-in-law David Edger.

Jennifer had worked a K-Mart for over 30years. She enjoyed reading, attending her grandchildren’s events and was an avid corvette enthusiast.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Samuel “Sam” Edger, whom she married January 31, 1970; children, Cynthia Davidson and Eric (Brandi) Edger both of Greenville; 5 grandchildren, Chase Miller, Michael Sargent, Dakota Edger, Alycia Davidson, Chelsi Edger; 5 great grandchildren; brothers, James Goeke of Boston, Mass and John Goeke of Panama City, FL.; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Steve (Brenda) Edger and Mark (Sondra) Edger, both of Greenville; Mother and Father-in-law, George (Ruby) Edger, of Greenville; dear friends, Gene (Patty) Fitzwater; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held 3 PM, Friday, August 14 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1 PM till the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice: 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331

Condolences may be left for the family www.oliverfloyd.com

Robert L. Boone (August 9, 2015)

Robert L. Boone age 67, of Union City, Ohio passed away at 4:49 A.M. on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his residence. Robert was born May 10, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to the late John D. & Mary (Oliver) Boone.

Robert is survived by his wife, Darlene (Clack) Boone whom he married November 9, 1968; sons & daughters-in-law, Robert Lee Boone II & wife, Cindilyn of Knoxville, Tennessee and Edward Lawrence Boone & wife, Cheryl of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Michael Boone, Lillian Boone, Graham Boone and Sophie Boone; brothers & sister-in-law, Dennis Boone of Springfield, Ohio and John & Jane Boone of West Milton, Ohio; sisters & brothers-in-law, Carolyn & Ron Walters of St. Paris, Ohio and Linda & Larry Brown of Denver, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by a sister, Kay Boone.

Robert was a truck driver.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jim Valekis officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery in Pitsburg. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jerome Daniel Ray Thompson (August 4, 2015)

Jerome Daniel Ray Thompson, 42, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2015 in Xenia, Ohio. Daniel was born on September 12, 1972 in Richmond, Indiana to Sharon (Wintrow) Thompson of Greenville and the late Lee Thompson.

Daniel worked in Traveling Concessions.

In addition to his mother, Daniel is survived by two sons, James Thompson of New Paris and Marcus Harris of Richmond; two daughters, Molly Thompson and Monica Thompson both of New Paris, Ohio; two brothers, Mark Thompson of Eaton, Ohio and Oscar Thompson of New Paris; two sisters, Lisa Callihan of Ansonia and Lee Rice of Greenville.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 PM, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 101 Water Street, New Paris, Ohio.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to braundpope.com

Freda Hensley (August 5, 2015)

Freda Hensley, 88 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 7:02 PM at Wayne Healthcare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born April 12, 1927 in Louisa, Kentucky the daughter of the late Alonzo & Maude (Cooper) Wellman. She retired from Rikes then worked as a Bail Bondsman at the Darke County Courts; she also helped with the Darke County Fuller Center Restore. She loved flowers and working in her garden.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband: Dewey Hensley Jr. whom she married April 22, 1946.

She is survived by her sons: James Edward Hensley of Moraine, Ohio and John Martin Hensley of Greenville.

Graveside services will be held on Monday August 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Greenville Cemetery New Section with Pastor Doug Klinsing officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Alberta Jane (Strickland) Mote (August 4, 2015)

Alberta Jane (Strickland) Mote, 60, of Union City, Indiana passed away on August 4, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Alberta was born December 13,1954 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to the late Alton Strickland and Jane (Floyd) Dispennette.

Alberta worked as an RN at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville during her life. She was great at cake decorating, loved crocheting, and cooking. She was a member of Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville.

Alberta is survived by her husband, Mike Mote of Union City; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Mark Young of Sidney, Shauna and Dustin York of Union City, Indiana, Constance and Brian Hill of Union City, Indiana, Cassandra and Dan Elifritz of Union City, Indiana, and Clarissa and Aaron Lairson of Portland, Indiana; grandchildren, Stephanie and Dustin Opsomer; Ashley and Joshua Miller; Lyndsie, Kayla, Madisyn, and Brycen Hill; Owen, Parker, Quintin Elifritz; Jaylee, Kendrick, Nick, Hunter and Dakota Lairson; and Cora and Eli Mote and Gunnar Young; great grandchildren, Jacob and Carson Opsomer and Bentley; brothers, Alton Strickland, Jr. of Union City, Ohio and James Strickland of Greenville; a sister, Gennette and Charles Grider of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. Friends and family may visit from 5 - 7 PM on Friday, August 7, 2015 also at the church. Burial will follow in Union City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to braundpope.com

B. Nicholas “Nick” Cox (August 5, 2015)

B. Nicholas “Nick” Cox, age 67 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Ansonia passed away at 12:40 P.M. Wednesday August 5, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Nick was born January 11, 1948 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late R. Byron and Norene E. (Petry) Cox.

Nick was retired after 40 plus years in the insurance business as the former owner of R B Cox and Vannoy Cox Insurance Agencies of Ansonia and Greenville respectively. Also he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, former member of the Board of Directors of Greenville National Bank, ESC Board, Wayne Hospital Board, the former HOPE Foundation Board, Darke County Chamber of Commerce, and AAA Board of Directors. Nick was also a member of the Darke County O.S.U. Alumni Association, Ansonia Athletic Boosters, Greenville Elks Lodge and had chaired the Annie Oakley Golf Outing as a major fund raiser for the Cancer Association of Darke County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers in law Mike and Dave Muhlenkamp and sister in law Jane Muhlenkamp.

Nick is survived by his wife Paula Lynn (Muhlenkamp) Cox of Greenville. They were married August 12, 1967. Also by his children Eva and John Boehm of Eden Prairie, MN., Aaron and Michele Cox and Ryan and Chrissy Cox, all of Greenville; grandchildren Emma Boehm, Abigail Boehm, Chloe Cox, Carleigh Cox, Vera Cox and Anna Cox; brother Greg (Sheila) Cox of Troy; In laws Chris and Rhonda Muhlenkamp of Carmel, Ind., Ann and Dave Baker of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Amy Muhlenkamp of Troy, Ohio and Becky Muhlenkamp of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday August 10, 2015 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Father Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and on Monday from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Prayers will be recited on Sunday at 1:30 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Georgia M. Wills (August 4, 2015)

Georgia M. Wills, age 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:55 P.M. Tuesday August 4, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Georgia was born July 1, 1924 in Clovis, New Mexico and the daughter of the late Jack and Jamie (Temple) Morrison.

She was a homemaker and had been employed for 14 and half years at Stanley Products of Covington and 3 years with Neff Lettering.

Georgia was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville and had been an Executive Board Member for the Darke County Humane Society for 17 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James M. Wills February 2, 1970. They were married May 3, 1943. Also by her brothers Johnnie and Richard Morrison and aunt Bessie Lowe.

She is survived by her son Richard (Karla) Wills of Greenville; foster daughter Judy Francis of Greenville; grandson Dustin James (Megan) Wills and great grandchildren Cameron R. Wills-Huffgarden, Christian Huffgarden and Maddalyn Walters; brothers Carroll (Shirley) Lowe of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Robert (Shirley) Robertson of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday August 8, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society or the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Candy Riegle (August 2, 2015)

Candy Riegle, 70, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at her residence with her love ones by her side.

She was born July 25, 21945 in New Hampton, Iowa, daughter of the late Wayne E. and Rita Marie (Brown) Bodmer. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Doug Bodmer.

Candy had driven bus for the Ansonia Local Schools and later for the Darke County Head Start.

She is survived by her husband, Gene A. Riegle whom she married December 24, 1977; son, Ron Riegle of Versailles; step son, Rock Riegle of Greenville; grandchildren, Griffen, Cassidy, Rocky, and Macie Riegle; a sister, Barb (Harley) Smith, of Mendota, IL; brothers, Duane Bodmer of Mendota, IL, Bill Bodmer of West Brooklyn, IL, Dennis (Crystal) Bodmer of Mendota, IL, and Eugene (Deb) Bodmer of Mendota, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 5 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Anna Lee (Landers) Dawson (August 1, 2015)

Anna Lee (Landers) Dawson, 88 of Ansonia, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM at her residence after a courageous journey with cancer. She was born October 7, 1926 in Randolph County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Carl R. & Grace E. (Flory) Landers. She was a 1944 graduate of Greenville High School. She retired from Fram Corp in 1983. During her years she enjoyed sewing and decorating the house especially for holidays. She also enjoyed riding in the semi for several years with her husband Frank. In her early years she worked with her family at Bakers Fruit Farm in Fort Jefferson, Ohio which she co-owned.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was on the decorating committee and the kitchen committee; Fort Black Eastern Star of New Madison; White Shrine of Dayton; Eagles; & Fram Retirees.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister & brother in law: Joyce & Duane Troutwine.

She is survived by her husband: Frank Dawson of Ansonia whom she married June 30, 1979; son & daughter in law: Wayne & Nancy (Smith) Baker of Greenville; daughters & sons in law: Linda (Baker) & Steve Nixon of Greenville, Sherry (Baker) & Mark Echeman of Greenville.

Services will be held on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Jim Meredith officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be conducted by the Fort Black Order of the Eastern Star at 7:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to Cancer Association of Darke County, Heartland Hospice or First Baptist Church.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Samuel J. “Sam” Barga (August 1, 2015)

Samuel J. “Sam” Barga, 19, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening, August 1, 2015, from injuries sustained in an auto accident near New Madison.

He was born December 6, 1995 in Greenville, son of Scott F. and Linda S. (Rinker) Barga of Greenville.

Sam was a 2014 graduate of Greenville High School. He was a HVAC technician with Barga Heating, A/C and Refrigeration. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.

In addition to his parents, Sam is survived by his sister, Sereena Barga of Greenville; a brother, Shane Barga of Greenville; paternal grandmother, Cookie Barga of Greenville; maternal grandmother, Sue Rinker of Dunkirk, IN; God parents, Janell and Sean Conlon of Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jerry Barga and James Rinker.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Ft. Jefferson.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 6, from 4-7 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with a prayer service being offered at 3:45 p.m.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Jennifer Marie Yoder (July 31, 2015)

Jennifer Marie Yoder, 33, of Union City, Ohio, passed away at Union City Care Center, Friday, July 31, 2015.

She was born October 9, 1981 in Union City, Indiana, a daughter of Lisa Ralston and Delmar Hall, both of Union City, Ohio. Jennifer was preceded in death by her brother, Delmar WJ Hall, Jr.

Jennifer loved her family and friends and never knew a stranger. She adored her dog, Spuds Mackenzie, who also preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her sister, Lisa Hall and her brother Steven Davis, Jr., both of Union City, Ohio; Tony Guzman and Nancy Ralston who were like siblings to her; her maternal grandmother, Margaret Ralston and paternal grandmother, Virginia Hall, both of Union City, Ohio; and she also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at Reichard Funeral Home in Union City, Indiana with Chaplin Randy Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends, Tuesday, from 6PM to 8Pm and again one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contribution may be given to the funeral home to help offset final expenses.

Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com